In late November, the season of dinner parties for various holidays begins, lasting from the end of classes to New Year’s Eve.

Every year, we look at our closets and say, “Oh no, I have nothing to wear to this party!” But what if you had one dress you could wear, styled differently to at least three parties? To me, there is no fashion faux pas in wearing a dress more than once, so long as you style it differently and the parties are spaced out.

After all, who can afford to buy a different dress for every event during the winter season?

It’s all about styling. I’ll show you three ways to wear a single holiday party dress—no one will ever know you’re repeating the same dress!

Lysan Sequeira

Moonlight Square Dress, $88.

I picked this dress for two reasons: first, I love the bustier top because it’s very flattering on many body types, and second, I love the details—the cutouts are adorable and the sweetheart neckline draws attention to your face. This dress is perfect for parties, but could also be dressed down if need be!

Lysan Sequeira

Outfit 1: Edgy Holiday Party Look

For a holiday party with your friends, this would be a great edgy outfit. I love the black leather jacket paired with the black dress and the opaque black tights. It creates a nice steady flow that pops with the Leopard booties. The skull clutch adds a little bit of fun drama to the outfit and really takes it to the next level.

I love mixing materials together in the same tone. The girly lace contrasts well with the hard-edged leather jacket and Leopard booties. This is a formula that I swear by: when in doubt, wear black and add cool accessories that add character and individuality!

Lysan Sequeira

Outfit 2: Dinner with Family

Dressing up for a family holiday dinner can sometimes be difficult!

For this outfit, I decided to pair a classic black cardigan with this party dress, to dress it down a little bit.

However, I still chose some stylish accents to liven up this look, such as bold red lips (which are best paired with simple makeup) and a sparkly headband to draw some attention to your face. Paired with cute black bow flats, and sheer black tights, this outfit will have you looking pretty yet relaxed at your family’s holiday get-together!

Lysan Sequeira

Outfit 3: Meeting the Parents

The holiday season also means the possibility of being invited to a holiday party with your significant other’s parents—yikes!

I put this outfit together with that in mind. I love red with this dress and I think black accents look great against it as well. Red is a wonderful holiday colour, and it looks great on so many different skin tones.

Pearls are such a classic piece of jewellery. They make any outfit look chic and polished, which will definitely impress those parents!